With a global focus on finding greener and more sustainable solutions, solar powered gate openers are steadily rising in popularity, but are they as reliable as their traditional electric counterparts in a commercial setting? At Cowan Doors, we are the trusted choice for commercial and industrial door repairs. Melbourne businesses rely on us for fast and affordable service to minimise downtime whenever a breakdown occurs. If you are considering installing a solar powered automatic gate, read on to find out more.
What is a Solar Powered Gate?
Simply, it is an automatic gate opener that uses solar power to operate. Instead of drawing power from the national electricity grid like traditional electric gates, it generates its own sustainable solar electricity through the use of solar panels.
Solar Power Technology Can Be Used for All Types of Gate Automation
From swinging and sliding industrial electric gates to industrial automatic doors or a basement boom gate installation, there are no limitations, all of these can be powered by solar panels. Gates powered by solar systems are actually of particular benefit for large commercial properties with long distances to mains power.
What Are the Benefits?
- Cost Savings – Solar powered gate openers utilise energy from the sun, therefore it’s virtually free. This will lead to significant savings on energy bills which is sure to help the bottom line of any commercial or industrial operation.
- Easy Installation – This technology allows for a gate opener or boom gate to be installed in even remote locations or a location which has limited access to a power source. Additionally, this also means significantly less labour is required for the installation, as there is no need to dig up roads or run high voltage cables to the gate.
- Reliability – With solar power, the gate will not fail during power outages. This means that access to or from the premises will never be compromised.
- Eco-Friendly – Through the use of solar panels, you can confidently advertise that your business is doing it’s bit to help the planet and reduce emissions.
Will They Work at Night and in Periods of Low Light?
Yes, solar-powered gate operators installed by reputable companies will work at night. They have been designed to incorporate a powerful battery which is charged during the day thanks to the solar panel included in the kit. With a fully charged battery, you can expect your gate operator to still work up to 10 days at 10 cycles per day without any solar charge. This means that you never need to worry about your gate opening or closing, even during the night or on cold wintery days with low light.
Across the globe, businesses are constantly searching for better ways of harnessing renewable sources of energy. Installing solar operated gates is a simple way that you can make a positive contribution to the world-wide green movement. With significant advancements in solar panel technology, solar is a reliable and cost-effective option for powering your commercial or industrial gates
For Upgrades, Repairs, and Servicing of Commercial Gates, Melbourne relies on Cowan Doors
If you have an existing set of electric gates and want to switch these to solar power, get in touch with our team today. We can help with all services for industrial, commercial, automatic and auto access doors from start to finish, including installation, maintenance, repairs, and replacement. For more information on any of our services, enquire online now or reach out to our team by calling (03) 8586 1188 today.